Tackling Teamwork at Lee Road Elementary
Lee Road Elementary School kicked off the 10th year of their Get-A-Voice Character Education Program on Oct. 24 with an assembly from the New York Islanders.
Showing their school pride in green and yellow T-shirts, students and staff gathered in the gymnasium and received a visit from New York Islanders representative Dina Tsiorvas and mascot Sparky the Dragon to discuss the importance of teamwork and working together. The students watched videos of players from the New York Islanders helping others in the community and working as a team. Three student volunteers also demonstrated teamwork by working together to put on hockey gear as their peers cheered them on. All classes received New York Islanders memorabilia from the organization.
At the conclusion of the assembly, Principal Anthony Goss spoke about what it means to be a team leader and use your voice in a positive way.
"Our theme this year is teamwork," said Goss. "Throughout the year we will be engaging in school wide activities and classroom activities that involve using and promoting teamwork. We are one big team here at Lee Road and we all rely on each other to be successful."
He then led staff members in the Get-A-Voice pledge, promising to use their voices in a kind way and to be upstanders. Students recited the pledge in their classrooms. During the year, teachers will recognize students for being excellent team players in the classroom and throughout the school.